Our services are designated to assist UMSL students at any stage of career decision making and with the internship and job search process. We’re privileged to work with a variety of offices and departments and we value these relationships. We consistently look for opportunities to strengthen these relationships through joint programming and new initiatives.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Our professional staff is available to make class presentations to your students on career-related topics including networking, resumes and communication with employers, interviewing skills, career development and exploration, or a general introduction to Career Services.
Faculty can arrange to bring students to Career Services for an orientation to the Career Resource Lab. Many instructors assign projects such as writing a research paper on careers of interest, and/or attending Career Services workshops or events in order to engage students in the career-decision making process while enhancing their academic skills.
To schedule a class presentation, office visit, or to collaborate on a topic specific to your course, contact the Career Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-516-5111. Advance notice is requested.
Career Counseling & Exploration
Career development services are designed to help students with choosing a major and/or career. Faculty and campus partners will often refer students who lack career direction, have difficulty putting career goals into action, need assistance with professional communication, or have doubts and confusion about how to best present career-related experiences. We offer career assessments, on-line resources and individual assistance to guide students in their career decision-making.
Students can make an appointment with a Career Services Coordinator to get assistance in their job search. A professional is available to assist in guiding students and alumni (up to two years after graduation) in the job search for internships/co-ops and full-time degree-related positions.
Job Search Assistance
We offer individual appointments as well as weekly workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies, networking and more.
- Etiquette luncheon – held each year to assist students in polishing their dining etiquette and professional savvy
- Teacher candidate panel – human resources directors from area school districts serve on a panel to give teacher candidates in their final semester before certification an overview of the job search process
- Job fair panel – representatives from organizations attending an upcoming job fair will offer advice about the event and answer student questions
- Annual job and internship fairs – admission is free to students and graduates who pre-register
- And more!
Access to Job/Internship Leads
Our web-based software, UMSLCareerKey, enables students and alumni to conduct a job search online 24/7. Students will have access to job leads (internships, co-ops, and part-time degree-related and professional positions), on-campus interview opportunities and resume referrals to employers.
Yes! Gain access to our employer database which includes internship & job postings. You will be able to search:
- Employers listed in the database
- Current internships and jobs listed in the database with the ability to search by organization name, major, job type, or job category
- Career events (both on-campus and off-campus)
To be activated in this system, please request an account by emailing your name, title and department to email@example.com. You will be notified via email once your account has been set-up. UMSLCareerKey.
There are countless online resources for career development and exploration. A few starting points for general information include O*Net (described as the nation's primary source of occupational information and developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration) and Job Choices (job search advice developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers). Additional resources are available on our Career Tools page.
When you receive employer inquiries or requests for student referrals, please consider connecting the employer to Career Services to post a position. Employers can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-516-5111.
For more information about faculty involvement in the student/graduate hiring process, please see A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring from the National Association of Colleges & Employers. In addition, UMSL Career Services has developed Responding to Employer Requests for Diverse Candidates.
On-campus jobs are a great way for students to become more engaged in the UMSL community and gain skills and professionalism before graduation. Positions open to all students are funded by your division or department; positions for students awarded Federal Work Study (FWS) funding are paid for through that program. As FWS funding is limited to a relatively small number of students, there is no guarantee posting a position will result in a student awardee to fill it. Contact Erika Cotton (email@example.com) in the Career Services office to advertise an opening to students in either category. For more information on Federal Work Study, click here.